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The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana i i Entertainment I I I I January 31, 1992 On the Record By CHARLIE MARTIN Catholic News Service Columnist STREET OF DREAMS It takes patience and persistance to reach dreams Momma always used to say/Good things come to those who wait/Now you're up there on your own | Got no place to call your he me/Busy working day | and night/Trying to bring your dreams to Hght/Each time they knock you down/get your feet back on the groundDon't let them stand in your way REFRAIN: So when you feel that you just can't take it/And your world isn't what it seems/Don't forget that life can be What you make it/Even when you live on a Street of dreams/Street of dreams No one seems to understand/All they do is make you mad/Got no business in your life/Trying to tell you wrong from right/Chasing rainbows in the sky Got to have the nerve to try/Hold on to what you know/Don't ever let it go/Someday you'll see it come true REPEAT REFRAIN Each time they knock you down/Get your feet back on the ground/Don't lei: tb em stand in your way REPEAT REFRAIN Written by Carl Sturken, Evan Rogers Sung by Nia Peeples Copyright [c) 1991 by Charisma Records America Inc. After listening to Nia Peeples' "Street of Dreams," I wonder how you would describe the Indeed, there are occasions when to re-evaluate our goals and desires. setbacks may indicate a message that we to recognize. Sometimes we need heart otthe dream, stripping that we have tried to use " street of dreams in your life? yourself how you Is it similar to a well-marked interstate tak- - what you want in ing you directly where you want to go? Or does it seem more like a permanent detour headed nowhere? Whatever the current state of our dreams, Peeples' hit offers us good advice. The sang starts off with the words of a wise "momma" saying that "good things come to those who wait." Often it takes patience to make progress to- ward our dreams. Our society, with its emphasis on what is fast -- fast food, fast entertaimnent with the flock of a TV switch, thinks that one should get what one wants now. Yet, that which holds enduring value can take time to achieve. For example, it can be through our mistakes in relationships that we eventually learn how to build a love that lasts Besides patience, dreams that come true often require persistent effort, In the song's words, "Each time they knock you down, get your feet back on the ground." Obstacles, sur- prise disappointments and unforeseen circum- Given room for need to remain persistent. If we find on a detour or delay, see it for what it is. ] the readjustments that, when you much closer to what you se Finally, the song suggests decided to chase rainbows we the nerve to try." for a dream takes courage, courage than we currently possess. This is one reason wh share your dreams for your spirit. God wants us to achieve those dreams bring out the best in us, Take the time to God's help, The gift of courage will be to those vho seek it. Dreams empower our lives. Patience, ] sistence and God's gift of courage journey. Go ahead and chart y faith in the dreams living in your heart, stances can block the route to our dreams. During such situations, we may be tempted to give up on Your comments are welcome. our dreams, lie Martin, tl.R. 3, Box 182 '0 Pioneers!' offers solid perspective on life, its values NEW YORK (CNS) -- Willa Cather's novel about a Swedish immigrant family which settles on the Nebraska frontier in the 1880s is dra- matized in "0 Pioneers!," air- ing Sunday, Feb. 2, 9-11 p.m. EST on CBS. The "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation stars Jes- sica Lange as Alexandra Berg- son, a woman determined to hold on to the hard prairie land her father settled and turn it one day into the great, prosperous farm he envi- sioned. Just before his death, Alexandra's father named her head of the household and, since she was the eldest and most practical, her younger brothers begrudgingly ac- cepted her directions. It was because of Alexan- dra's determination that the Bergsons worked the land through lean years and hard times until gradually the un- yielding sod was turned into fertile ihrmland. Despite the protestations of her brothers, Alexandra even put the family into debt to buy the land her less success- ful neighbors were abandon- ing. Years later, she and her brothers have become the wealthiest farmers in the area. Alexandra's mission has been fulfilled and for the first time she, not quite 40, has the luxury to consider herself and her own personal needs. This will involve Carl (David Strathairn), her closest childhood friend until his teens when his family gave up on their farm and moved back to St. Louis. Having corresponded over the years, one day Carl visits Alexandra on his way to the Alaskan g01d fields. 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